Six-time Emmy Award-winning funnyman Tim Conway, best known for his characters on The Carol Burnett Show, offers a straight-shooting and hilarious memoir about his life on stage and off as an actor and comedian. In television history, few entertainers have captured as many hearts and made as many people laugh as Tim Conway.
There's nothing in the world that Tim Conway would rather do than entertain - and in his first-ever memoir, What's So Funny?, that's exactly what he does. From his pranks in small Ohio classrooms to his performances on national television and movies, Tim has been cracking people up for more than seventy years. Long regarded as one of the funniest comedians around, Tim also boasts an inspiring rags-to-riches story.
What's So Funny? captures Tim's journey from life as an only child raised by loving but outrageous parents in small-town Ohio during the Great Depression, to his tour of duty in the Army - which would become training for his later role in McHale's Navy - to his ascent as a national star and household name. By tracing his early path, this audiobook reveals the origins of many of Tim's unforgettable characters - from Mr. Tudball and the Oldest Man to Mickey Hart to everyone's favorite, Dorf.
What's So Funny? shares the hilarious accounts of the glory days of The Carol Burnett Show and his famous partnerships with entertainment greats like Harvey Korman, Don Knotts, Dick Van Dyke, Betty White, Vicki Lawrence, Bob Newhart, and of course, Carol Burnett. As a bonus, listeners will enjoy never-before-shared stories of hilarious behind-the-scenes antics on McHale's Navy and The Carol Burnett Show.
©2013 Tim Conway (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
A fantastic in between book for some of the heavy history stuff I've been reading...
Too many to mention
I loved that Tim, himself narrated the book...I don't think it would have been anything had someone else done it...
It made me laugh out loud...
I was listening while donating platelets at the Red Cross so I had needles in both arms and my ear buds in...you are not allowed to move your arms while donating so laughing while being relaxed and pumping with one hand was quite the trick plus it made others laugh at me because they had no idea why I was laughing. I guess you had to be there...
Tim Conway goes through his life and invites us along for the story. This is not a stiff year-by-year but has a conversational tone as he reads the book. Great comedian, great actor, and a very humble man. I really enjoyed this as an audible book and would highly recommend.
I love a good book...
Wow! I grew up watching Tim Conway and his gang. Listening to his stories about how he came to Hollywood and mastered the world of comedy was a great ride. Thanks for sharing, Tim! Looking forward to "Son of..."
Did not read the print version.
The honesty and truth of it, and that it is possible to write a book without offensive language.
It's like sitting across from him in a coffee shop having a conversation.
It made me happy to hear about a wonderful person talking about his life without any regrets or bitterness. I laughed so hard, I had to listen to some of the funny parts two or three times.
One book you can listen to with your youngest children or grand kids. It will show them that a person can talk to 8 hour without using one four-letter word.
sports announcer, cyclist, enjoys to travel and the outdoors.
this book at times had me laughing so hard I was crying. Its a fun lighthearted read.
It's written by and about one of the funniest people who ever lived.
Every chapter has at least one such moment, usually more.
He sounds like he's trying too hard to be the funny one, like a hammy Borscht Belt comic. I've liked other stuff he's narrated.
No, I wanted to make it last.
Love to read. Mysteries, history, romance, biography, current events, science, classic fiction. No vampires. No zombies. No self-help. Find me on GoodReads and BookLikes.
I don't usually use the guided review, so here goes. What's So Funny ranks in the middle--it is not great literature and it isn't trash. It is just the life story of a man with whom many of us are familiar because of his work in TV and movies, the story of an everyday man with a singular mission in life: to make people laugh. If you liked Tim on screen, you will enjoy reading about his life off screen. He is a man who has nothing to hide and nothing to be embarrassed about in how he lived his life and the choices he made. We need more Tim Conways on this planet; we need more Tim Conways in our lives.
I like Tim Conway's positive attitude toward life and his singular mission on this earth: make people laugh. If you want Hollywood dirt, you have come to the wrong place.
It was good to hear Tim Conway reading his own biography.
The whole book moved me -- always to laughter, never to tears.
I can't really recommend this book for anyone. I hung in ther for three chapters and it wasn't getting any better so I stopped. So sorry, Tim!
I couldn't get over the presentation. It sounded like he was reading not speaking. Pronouncing a long 'A' in every instance of 'A' friend, 'A' boy, etc. Tough listen.
The narrator is not pleasant to listen to. I would avoid him in the future.
While I love Tim Conway, the style of this book is very chronological and boring. There is a lot of very dry material in between the clever anecdotes. We stopped listening before Tim graduated from high school.
It might have been more fun if Tim Conway narrated it himself and added some of the zany spark people expect from him.
I'd like my credit back.
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